International Christian Leadership Institute

College Counseling

College Counseling

The International Christian Leadership Institute offers a wide range of support in terms of college and career guidance. In the classroom, we provide SAT Prep by the Princeton Review, training in writing the college essay, and mentorship in the scholarship application process. Seniors are required to apply for 20 scholarships and are ‘walked through’ this process.

School-wide efforts include being a national host site for the Christian College Fair each Fall and scheduling workshops for parents and students by the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF). NHHEAF is a non-profit organization offering both group instruction and individual appointments to guide families through the FAFSA and the college process.

Post Graduation Statistics

The students from NCA have been accepted at the following colleges and universities:

Albertus Magnus College Howard University Rivier College
Anna Maria College Huntington College Roberts Wesleyan College
Auburn University Johnson & Wales University Saint Anselm College
Azusa Pacific University Judson College Southeastern University
Bob Jones University Keene State College Springfield University
Boston University Lee University St Thomas University Houston
Calvin College Liberty University Trevecca Nazarene
Cedarville Messiah College Troy University
Colby Sawyer College Montreat College University of Alabama
Colorado Christian University NH Community Tech University of Southern Alabama
Cornell University Niagara University University of West Alabama
Daniel Webster College Northpark University University of Hartford
Eastern University Oral Roberts University University of Mass Lowell
Emerson College Pace University University of New England
Franciscan University Palm Beach Atlantic University of New Hampshire
Geneva College Pepperdine University University of Pittsburgh
Grove City Philadelphia University University of Rhode Island
Harding University Plymouth State University Westmont College
Hesser College Purdue University West Point Military Academy
Hofstra University Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst Wheaton College

Resources

Below are some links to help you get started in the college search process.

Bridges

Bridges tries to help you answer the age-old question of “what should I be when I grow up?” God of course has the ultimate answer, but this site walks you through many choices and gives some great options to think about based on your interests. This is normally a fee based program that NCA has FREE access to through the NHHEAF. Go to BRIDGES website, click on any of the college planning resources and call the NHHEAF office at 800-525-2577 x119 for the site ID and password. It’s well worth the effort!

Campus Tours

Once you’ve found the college your looking for check out this site to see if they have a virtual tour. Not a substitute for an actuall visit, but CampusTours still offers a lot of good information.

Campus Tours

College Board

Collegeboard.com is the official site of the PSAT and SAT. This is an information-rich site that offers great resources to better understanding what your interests are, finding a college that matches those interests and developing strategies for applying to and affording college. Also, collegeboard.com is an excellent resource to understand and prepare for the PSAT and SAT. It is a good idea to set up an account in your freshman year as it will grow with you as you progress through high school.

College Board

FASFA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the official site for Pell Grants, Stafford Loans and other financial programs administrated by the U.S. Department of Education. File your free application here.

FASFA

FastWeb

FastWeb is the most complete source of national scholarships and college-specific scholarships.

FastWeb

NHHEAF

The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation is the largest source for college funding in NH. This site offers a wealth of information about college and universities in NH, assistance in planning, free publications as well as financial calculators. In short NHHEAF know how to guide students and parents through the financial aid process.

NHHEAF

NHASFAA

NHASFAA is the site of the NH Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and serves as the financial aid homepage for NH residents and students.

NHASFAA

Petersons

Peterson’s features a step-by-step search that allows you to find colleges based on criteria that are important to you. You can also find colleges similar to your choice.

Petersons

RoadTrip Nation

What do you want to do with your Life? RoadTrip Nation aims to share the stories of how others discovered their own directions. Affiliated with PBS.

RoadTrip Nation

Scholarships.com

The NHHEAF Network Organizations Center for College Planning lists Scholarships.com as one of the largest databases of scholarships that can be found online.

Other good sources for scholarships are your local library, your place of employment, your parents’ places of employment, and professional organizations for the career that you are interested in entering or the major that you want to study in college.

Scholarships.com